Penny has been a student of Tai Chi for about a year now and says this will be a lifetime practice for her. Naturally, this post from a most reliable source caught her attention. We thought so much of the content that we decided to share it with our Sunday Dog readers.
Author Christie Green has been studying martial arts for nearly 20 years and has taken her knowledge of Tai Chi and applied it to some of the most common training issues we have with dogs.
- How to prepare your body for a dog who is about to jump on you
- How to use your larger back muscles to counter bad leash manners
- How to use a weight shift to control pulling
- How to use relaxation to help with all aspects of dog life but also to improve your reaction time.
What Green says rings true to what Penny has been taught in her Tai Chi classes and gives her one more reason to be grateful for all she's learned while exploring the possibilities of this ancient art.
Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photos: Screengrab from Bark: the magazine of dog culture